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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Name: Janet  Dean Fodor
Institution: City University of New York
State and/or Country: ----------------   
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Japanese
Dissertation Director * of: Bilingual Sentence Processing: Relative clause attachment in English and Spanish
(Eva Fernández, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Ambiguity and the Computational Feasibility of Syntax Acquisition
(William Sakas, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The Syntax and Processing of Scrambling Constructions in Russian
(Irina Sekerina, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: The Subset Principle in syntax: costs of compliance

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